Ed’s note: European DIALOGUES, that would cause Plato a stroke


The European Commission just launched a new initiative that puts citizens in the centre of the energy transition. Funded under the Horizon 2020 programme, DIALOGUES is actually a project that aims to support the Energy Union with operational research. And it will last until May 2024.

Since 2009, when the Energy Union became a thing and the trip began, it is true that the EU and its member states have made significant progress with the digitalisation of the energy sector, the advancement of energy innovation and technologies, energy efficiency improvements, and the continuous shift towards renewable energy sources.

DIALOGUES is aligned with this strategy. It is based on the concept of 'Energy Citizenship', promotes inclusivity and is also harmonised with the EU’s four strategic objectives: decarbonising buildings, renewables uptake, energy storage and sustainable mobility.